Shelly: My child is in the 2nd grade and has missed enough school for my husband and I to receive a letter from the school that she is classified as a truant child. Just after receiving 1st “warning letter” and a meeting with the VP, we found out from the teacher that another child in her class was bothering her by continually kicking her chair each day she went to school. She was absent for two more days due to a fever. Then we received the 2nd letter stating she is now truant. We live in California and am going to meet with the Vice Principal again. What can I do? I do not feel we (parents) or my child should be punished like this. I am beyond angry. Please help if you can. Thank you.